Key Stage 2
In Key Stage 2 the children have a daily spelling lesson using the Rising Stars spelling scheme. Children will develop different strategies for memorising high (Tricky Words) or subject specific vocabulary:-
– Syllables To learn my word I can listen to how many syllables there are so I can break it into smaller bits to remember (e.g. Sep-tem-ber, ba-by)
– Base words To learn my word I can find its base word (e.g. Smiling – base smile +ing, e.g. women = wo + men)
– Analogy To learn my word I can use words that I already know to help me (e.g. could: would, should)
– Mnemonics To learn my word I can make up a sentence to help me remember it
(e.g.could – O U Lucky Duck; people – people eat orange peel like elephants)
The skills that children develop in spelling are linked to, and applied in, every subject of our curriculum. The children‛s skills in spelling will enable them to communicate and express themselves in all areas of their work in school. The spelling of key vocabulary in all subject/topic areas will be taught through the strategies already listed above.
Children will be encouraged to read and spell new words relating to different topics taught across all areas of the curriculum, allowing their knowledge and vocabulary to be developed and extended further.
Each class has dictionaries and thesauruses appropriate to the age range. Children are taught to use a dictionary and use these to check tricky spellings.
Some children, who may be experiencing difficulties, will be given additional support in small groups or one to one led by teachers or teaching assistants.